Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Another double spread in my little quote book. I used water soluble wax pastels by Reeves and Neo Color II crayons for the background. I stamped the trees with Pebeo Touch paint and added embossing powder to the wet paint and heated it. The little picture was from an old calendar and I trawled the internet for the quote.  “If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees”. Sometimes I find the quote first, sometimes I make the page first and find a quote to fit. I’m looking for a quote about Cherry Trees, has anyone got a good one I could use?

I started this little 4″ x 4″ Pink Pig book  a couple of years ago. I intend to fill it with quotes that I love and pages that I have decorated. I used a rubber stamp to print the tile design and a Gelly Roll pen to outline  it and to write the quote. Some people can be a bit sniffy about using rubber stamps, I see them as a design tool and they can be used in very artistic ways. The left hand page has a thin layer of gesso on first and an ink wash over the top.  I really like the fact that paint and ink from the pages in front and behind have found their way onto these pages and have created their own pathways. What a great quote ” Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can!”    Perhaps we should all be throwing around a bit more paint in our lives! What do you think? Leave me a comment….